our predecessors amongst

whom is strabo

do justly regard

homer as founder

of geographical science

he not only

excelled all ancient

as well as

modern in sublimity

of his poetry

but also in

his experience of

social life thus

it was that

he not only

exerted himself to

become familiar with

as many historic

facts as possible

and transmit them

to posterity but

also with various

regions of inhabited

land and sea

some intimately others

in more general

manner for he

reached utmost limits

of earth traversing

it in his